On April 14, a fighting game tournament called Fight For Youth will be going down in Connecticut. Up for grabs is not fame, or even internet fame, but the chance to lend a very practical, helping hand to local kids.
Proceeds raised from the tournament - being put together by prominent fighting game community member Daniel "Clockw0rk" Maniago - will be going towards an afterschool program that runs in twelve local schools; namely, to fund their end-of-year concert and to also rent buses that can take the kids on wide-ranging field trips.
Which sounds small, but I've always thought that small can often also be the most helpful, because it lets people make a clear and direct difference.
There'll be a doubles Street Fighter X Tekken tournament alongside a singles Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 showdown.